How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother (2005)

191 mistakes

The Perfect Week - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: Lily and Marshall mention that they've been using the same toothbrush ever since they've been together, but in the 14th episode of the 1st season, "Zip, zip, zip", Marshall and Lily are simultaneously brushing their teeth with a tooth brush each (before Ted and Victoria get home).

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Slutty Pumpkin - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Robin says in this episode that she never played team sports and was always a loner. However in a later episode, (The Prom episode) she mentions she missed her prom due to field hockey nationals.

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How I Met Everyone Else - S3-E5

Factual error: When Ted is talking about what Marshall told him after he met Lilly, the two boys are playing with Playstation 2 controllers. The scene takes place in 1996, and Playstation 2 didn't come out until 2000.

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Everything Must Go - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: In Ted's flashback where Barney's mysterious saboteur is talking to Lily, the girl has straight blonde hair. In episode 14, "The Bracket" where his saboteur was first introduced and she originally spoke to Lily, she had curly blonde hair in the same sequence.

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Intervention - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: In this episode, both Ted and Marshall mention that Lucy, Stella's daughter, is 7 years old, when in the previous season (13th episode of 3rd season, Ten Sessions) Stella states: "I have a daughter. Her name is Lucy, she's 8." Did she grow younger?

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Swarley - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: After Ted's date Jeanette smashes the car windshield, the glass is undamaged in the next shot.

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Subway Wars - S6-E4

Revealing mistake: When Ted uses his laptop to get directions to the restaurant, Bing shows Los Angeles as their current location, instead of NY.

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renanmister

Where Were We? - S2-E1

Other mistake: When Ted and Robin borrow Marshall's Fiero and are sitting in the car talking as Ted drives, you can hear the beat of a song playing in the car that is not the Proclaimers' I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), which in many future episodes is referenced as the only song that can be played in that car due to the tape being stuck in the tape player.

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Duel Citizenship - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: Ted says that Marshall and he only ate jerky and drank Tantrum on their road trips. In 2-17 "Arrivederci, Fiero" however it's established that Marshall had a rule forbidding any kind of food or drink, even groceries, in his Fiero.

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Intervention - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: After the gang gets to the bar around the end of the episode, Ted starts his speech about how they all need to move on. As he moves over to the booth, he tells the people sitting there to get out. You can see that the girl takes her phone with her, and there is no other phone anywhere on the table. A few seconds later, she comes back saying that she left her phone, and now the phone is visible on the table.

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The Limo - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Marshall runs through the smoke towards the limo, you can see the fog machine in front of Barney's head used to create the "smoke" effect.

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The Chain Of Screaming - S3-E15

Audio problem: At the very beginning, after Ted says, "A new car", Lily's lips move, but she doesn't say anything. Obviously her dialogue was cut in post-production.

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Slapsgiving - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: When Marshall slaps Barney in Slapsgiving you can see that his hand doesn't actually touch Barney's face and there is no audio to match the slap.

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Miracles - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: When Ted gets in the taxi, the code on the taxi is 6Z28. Then, it changes to 9Z72 right before the accident. Then back to 6Z28 right before it gets hit. To top that, the cab Barney wants to take to the hospital is also code 9Z72.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Marshall and Barney are talking in the back of the cab, the red-edged black book on the dashboard moves back and forth between shots, though the cab is stationary.

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The Exploding Meatball Sub - S6-E20

Other mistake: When Marshall is unable to join him for lunch and Barney trashes his office, paper rains down from above when he never actually threw paper up into the air.

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New this month Suggested correction: Actually he does throw paper up. It happens very quickly, but it's there.

Desperation Day - S6-E16

Other mistake: When Marshall returns from Minnesota, he approaches Lily lying on the couch from the kitchen area rather than from the door, and Lily still acts surprised to see him, even when he was obviously already in the apartment with her.

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The Naked Truth - S7-E2

Revealing mistake: While showing the clip of Marshall streaking the first time, you can see thumbnails for videos of him streaking in New York. Those videos were created later that day and could not already be posted. One also shows a woman in yellow and appears to be a retake of the scene.

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Purple Giraffe - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene at the bar, the level of beer in Ted's glass goes up and down between shots.

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How I Met Everyone Else - S3-E5

Other mistake: In the scene where Barney is describing The Vicky Mendoza Diagonal of The Hot-Crazy Scale, his words describe her getting hotter, (i.e. lost ten pounds) not less crazy. On the diagram shown, she goes down in craziness, not up in hotness.

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